7 days in Buffalo, Massachusetts & Bar Harbor Itinerary

7 days in Buffalo, Massachusetts & Bar Harbor Itinerary

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7 days in Buffalo, Massachusetts & Bar Harbor Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  5​h
1
Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Bar Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chautauqua Lake, Cave of the Winds and Niagara Falls. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Chautauqua Lake and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buffalo trip planning tool .

Cincinnati to Buffalo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in September, you will find days in Buffalo are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Chautauqua Lake
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Chautauqua Lake ©
Chautauqua Lake

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marginal Way Walkway as well as Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marginal Way Walkway, explore the activities along Chestnut Hill Reservoir, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, then stroll around Boston Public Garden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston holiday tool .

Fly from Buffalo to Boston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Boston sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Marginal Way Walkway
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Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

2
nights
Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Bar Harbor is known for wildlife, trails, adventure, classes, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Bar Harbor takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in September; daily highs in Bar Harbor reach 70°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

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